Using NetBackup CLI to add DR Series system name (Windows)
This topic describes how to use the NetBackup CLI to add the DR Series system name to each Windows-based media server you plan to use with the DR Series system.
- Add the DR Series system name to NetBackup by using the following command:
-creatests -storage_server servername -stype QUEST -media_server mediaservername
- Log in to and add the valid credentials for authentication by the DR Series system by using the following command (for details, see Configuring an LSU).
$INSTALL_PATH\VERITAS\Volmgr\bin\tpconfig -add -storage_server servername -stype QUEST -sts_user_id backup_user -password password
Configuring NetBackup for the DR Series system
Use the NetBackup graphical user interface (GUI) to configure it to work with the DR Series system via RDA with OST. This process is essentially the same type of operation for either the Linux or Windows platforms.
Log in to NetBackup, and complete the following:
- In the main window of the NetBackup Administrator console, click Configure Disk Storage Servers to launch the Storage Server Configuration Wizard.
- Select OpenStorage to choose the type of disk storage that you want to configure in this window, and click Next.
- Enter the following values to configure a storage server:
- In Storage server type, enter DELL or QUEST as appropriate.
- In Storage server name, enter the name of the DR Series system.
- In the Select media server drop-down list, select the desired media server (the server on which you are configuring RDA with OST).
- Enter values for the credential needed to authenticate with the DR Series system:
- User name
- Confirm password
The credentials should be the same as the credentials that are required for the DR Series system. For more information, see Configuring an LSU.
- Click Next.
- Click Next.
- Click Next and click Finish to close the Storage Server Configuration Wizard.
Configuring NetBackup for optimized synthetic backups
This procedure describes how to configure NetBackup so that it supports optimized synthetic backups. Optimized synthetic backups use RDA with OST to share data between images and synthesize the backup directly on the DR Series system without data being read to and written from the backup server. This saves time, expense, and space.
The DR Series system supports optimized synthetic backups with NetBackup 7.1 and 7.5. The NetBackup storage server inherits the Optimized Image attribute during storage server configuration (nbdevconfig - creatests).
To configure NetBackup to use optimized synthetic backups:
- Use the following command to add the OptimizedImage flag to each NetBackup storage server that needs to support optimized synthetic backups:
nbdevconfig -changests -stype PureDisk -storage_server ss_name -setattribute OptimizedImage
ss_name, make sure to type the name of the storage server as you configured it in NetBackup.
- Use the following command to add the OptimizedImage flag to each NetBackup disk pool that needs to support optimized synthetic backups:
nbdevconfig -changedp -stype PureDisk -dp dp_name -setattribute OptimizedImage
For dp_name, make sure to type the name of the disk pool as you configured it in NetBackup. Make sure to add the OptimizedImage flag to the storage server first, and then to the disk pool.
Creating disk pools from LSUs
Use the NetBackup graphical user interface (GUI) to configure disk pools from logical storage units (LSUs) on the DR Series system.
Log in to NetBackup, and complete the following steps:
- In the main window of the NetBackup Administrator console, click Configure Disk Pools to launch the Disk Pool Configuration Wizard.
- In the Welcome to the Disk Pool Configuration Wizard page, click Next.
- In Type, select OpenStorage, and click Next.
- In the Storage server list, select a server, and click Next.
- Select the LSUs (volumes) to include from the list, and click Next.
- Enter a Disk pool name, and click Next.
- Verify the disk pool configuration in the Summary page, and click Next to configure the disk pool you created.
ThePerforming required task page is displayed, with the status being: Configuration completed successfully. You have several options available at this point:
- Clear the Create a storage unit for the disk pool.
- Click Finish and close the Disk Pool Configuration Wizard.
- Click Next to create the storage unit with this disk pool.
NOTE: If you create the storage unit using the Disk Pool Configuration Wizard, you can skip the step where you create storage units using a disk pool.
- Click Next to continue with creating a storage unit using this wizard.
- Enter a Storage unit name, and click Next.
- Click Finish.
To display the disk pool you created, click Devices → Disk Pools in the left navigation pane in the NetBackup Administrator console.